Withy Road, WEST HUNTSPILL, Highbridge, TA9 3RA
A family-run 17th century, tile-hung coaching inn ideally positioned for visitors to the Somerset Levels or walkers looking for a cosy respite from the rigours of the Mendip Hills. The Crossways Inn has benefited from major renovation work in recent years, including the revamped skittle alley and state-of-the-art kitchen. Warmed by two open log fireplaces, the cosy, wavy-beamed interior has an array of fine old photos of the area. Draw close to the bar to inspect the ever-rotating selection of excellent beers, often from microbreweries in Somerset, such as Moor and RCH. The beer choice increases significantly during the pub's popular Summer Bank Holiday beer festival. Cider drinkers are spoiled for choice, too, with Thatchers on tap and Rich's Cider created at a local farm just a couple of miles away. The classic food here also tends to be very locally sourced, like Somerset rump and sirloin steaks, which come with home-made peppercorn, Stilton or white wine and mushroom sauce. Cottage pie, sausages and mash, curry of the day, and scampi and chips are all popular options, but you will need to check the specials board for the daily pie. The pasta section of the menu offers lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and, for vegetarians, roasted vegetable and four-cheese bake. Lighter meals include sandwiches, baguettes, ploughman's and jacket potatoes. Interesting desserts are toffee and Dime Bar crunch pie, and Alabama chocolate fudge cake. Under-10s can have a menu of their own. In summer, the large enclosed beer garden and children's play area comes into its own, as does the heated gazebo.
Tel: 01278 783756
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Exmoor Stag, Cotleigh Snowy, Sharp's Doom Bar, Otter Ale, RCH Double Header, Moor, Butcombe, Cheddar Gorge Best
All day all week
Children's play area.
Coach parties catered.